Trauma-informed care and ethics consultation in the NICU.
Trauma-informed care responds to our current understanding of the ways in which people's traumatic life experiences influence both their health and their interactions with the health care system. Many ethics consults arise because those past traumatic life experiences are not recognized and addressed. In this paper, we present a NICU case that led to an ethics consultation about end-of-life decisions for a dying baby. We illustrate the ways in which a trauma-informed approach helped doctors, nurses and ethics consultants to better understand and care for the mother and baby.
Seminars in perinatology
Ethics Consultation; Female; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Mothers
NICU; consultation; cultural humility; ethics; trauma-informed care
Hubbard DK, Davis P, Willis T, Raza F, Carter BS, Lantos JD. Trauma-informed care and ethics consultation in the NICU. Semin Perinatol. 2022;46(3):151527. doi:10.1016/j.semperi.2021.151527